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41A—Prescribed Psychiatric Treatment Panel

        (1)         The Prescribed Psychiatric Treatment Panel is established.

        (2)         The Panel consists of—

            (a)         the Chief Psychiatrist; and

            (b)         no more than 8 other persons appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister, of whom at least—

                  (i)         1 must be a patient or former patient; and

                  (ii)         1 must be a carer or former carer; and

                  (iii)         1 must be a senior psychiatrist; and

                  (iv)         1 must be a neurosurgeon; and

                  (v)         1 must be a legal practitioner in this State; and

                  (vi)         1 must be a person with credentials and experience in bioethics.

        (3)         A member of the Panel must be a person who, in the opinion of the Minister, is qualified, by reason of his or her knowledge, expertise and experience, to assist the Panel to exercise its functions under this Act.

        (4)         The Minister must consult with the Chief Psychiatrist before making a recommendation under subsection (2)(b).

        (5)         The Governor may make appointments from time to time in accordance with this section for the purpose of maintaining or increasing the membership of the Panel established under this section.

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